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'''''Urtica''''' is a genus (biology)|genus of angiosperms|flowering plants in the family Urticaceae. Many species have stinging hairs and may be called '''nettles''' or '''stinging nettles''', although the latter name applies particularly to ''Urtica dioica''. ''Urtica'' species are food for the caterpillars of numerous Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), such as the tortrix moth ''Syricoris lacunana'' and several Nymphalidae, such as ''Vanessa atalanta'', one of the red admiral butterflies.
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